The Jacksonville Jaguars are in all sorts of trouble nowadays.
There’s that episode involving head coach Urban Meyer at his restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.
He was partying with guests, which is not good after his team lost to the Cincinnati Bengals.
There’s also a video of him sharing a moment with a woman who is not his wife.
No explanation would suffice to the tainted image he now has with his squad.
Jaguars really trolled Urban Meyer by breaking down the huddle at practice today with “Grind!” 😂 pic.twitter.com/tEJmO9cfIm
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 6, 2021
It was a matter of the highest order because team owner Shahid Khan had to issue a statement saying that Meyer “should earn their trust back.”
While that incident is for Meyer, the team, and his wife to resolve, the Jaguars are in deeper trouble because they can’t find on-field success.
They’ve lost 19 straight games to tie a Super Bowl era record, including the first four games of the 2021 NFL season.
Sadly, there’s no end in sight for their woes, even if there were games wherein they held a first-half lead.
Worse, their schedule does not improve because they will face the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, and the Buffalo Bills in their following four assignments.
Here’s where the Jaguars badly need an upgrade if they want to rediscover their winning ways.
3. Wide Receiver
Trevor Lawrence is an excellent addition despite the rookie mistakes he commits.
Gaining more experience will help him live up to expectations.
However, even talented quarterbacks like him need able receivers, especially those who can catch the home run throw.
That’s why the Kansas City Chiefs are having success with Tyreek Hill.
Tight end Dan Arnold is a good addition and adds a potent red zone threat.
Erin Andrews says Dan Arnold told her he's happy to be "on a team that actually wants him" 😳
— Mia O'Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) October 1, 2021
Despite that change, the Jaguars do not have that receiver with break-neck speed who can leave defenders behind.
Marvin Jones is their top receiver, but he’s better off being the second option.
With this receiving corps, Jacksonville ranks 27th in passing yards with 209.3 yards per game.
2. Edge Rusher
The Jaguars have some loopholes in their offensive line.
Surprisingly, they’ve allowed only six sacks on Lawrence, the lowest among rookie quarterbacks through Week 4.
Where they do need help, though, is in generating sacks.
They’ve generated a league-worst five sacks, which indicates their opponents have too much time to execute their plays.
— PFF (@PFF) April 26, 2019
The lack of pass rush also leaves the Jaguars with having one interception in four games.
1. Defensive Back
Wingard also has the lone Jacksonville interception in the 2021 NFL season.
However, they have 10 passes defended, three of which are by cornerback Shaquill Griffin.
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Wingard, Allen, and Dawuane Smoot have defended one pass each.
The Jaguars rank 30th in passing yards allowed at 312.3 per game.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers allow more passing yards than Jacksonville, but they compensate the problem by scoring points.